Archive for March, 2013

Anne Spudvilas Workshop

Thanks Chelin!

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EWWC – Sophie Cooke on Style vs Content

Style vs Content Keynote address given by Sophie Cooke First presented at The Bookworm International Literary Festival, Beijing Sophie Cooke Keynote text: “Style versus Content, or: The Tao of Writing” Ali Smith, in her wonderful speech on this topic of style versus content, proposed that we shouldn’t try to separate style from content. That the […]

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Cat by Anne Spudvilas

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Cancellations

Unfortunately, due to illness, Mr. Haghenbeck is unable to make his event, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo – F.G. Haghenbeck. Refunds can be claimed at the bookshop. Also, Wang Xiaofang’s second Civil Servant’s Notebook event with the FCCC this evening has unfortunately been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies to all who registered.  

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Who’s using Weibo anyways?

Future Perfect: Social Media with Duncan Hewitt and Hu Yong Thursday, March 13, 1pm One in every two Chinese “netizens” used Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform. That’s means over 200 million Chinese citizens are doing everything from posting food pictures to sharing news and debating issues on Weibo. Weibo has broken scandals, including numerous […]

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Hu Yong, Chinese Internet Pioneer, Joins Social Media Panel

Hu Yong, the MediaFile Editor at the newly launched ChinaFile and Professor of Media Studies at Peking University is a true pioneer in the study of the Internet in China. He will be joining journalist and author Duncan Hewitt to discus the state and future of social media in China on Thursday, March 14 at […]

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Happiness Equation: JUE Market

Is happiness a right or a reward? Modern society is bent on acquiring more money and possessions, but why don’t these things make us happy? Was Seneca on the right track by saying happiness is optional and a choice? Or is it merely a matter of dopamine? With modern science, we can tweak our brain […]

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Committing Journalism

Yesterday, Barbara Demick (Los Angeles Times) and Tomasz Sajewicz (Polish Radio) discuss the ins and outs of committing journalism in China with Ed Wong (The New York Times). Photos c/o our wonderful volunteer Chelin Miller.

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Beijing Stories Entries

The Beijing Stories shorter-than-short fiction contest is now closed. The winners will be announced in the near future but while we await the result, The Beijinger has gathered all of the entries here for your enjoyment. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story. Happy Reading! @IesGlobal He landed, felt stranded, but found his way, the […]

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Pictures: Opening Weekend

BLF 2013 is off to a roaring start. The opening weekend in pictures.

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